Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - information

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 106 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 02:23 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, 292 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, 2017-10-31 11:42:06 +11:00, which had occurred 1 day 2 hours earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 106 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 02:23 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Nov 02:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Nov 2017 02:23:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.58°S / 168.9°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
106 km (66 mi) E of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ESE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (167 mi) ENE of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) E of Koné (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) S of Port Vila (Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) S of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) SSW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.410 kmLoyalty IslandsGFZ
6.611 kmLOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
6.610 km- 103km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Brighton, MI / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt 3 small bumps in floor few seconds apart.  
Wolvega, Netherland (16246.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
20.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 10 secondes  
New caledonia, Goro Yaté / Light shaking (MMI IV) : last earthquake at 13h20  
Nouméa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Having a rest on the sofa and fell a long little shake  
NOUMEA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 266 km W of epicenter) : Ressenti depuis Nouméa. 3ème étage. Il a aussi fait trembler bruyamment les portes coulissantes du placard pendant une petite minute. (reported through EMSC)  
Noumea (New Caledonia, 265 km W of epicenter) : J'ai juste senti ma chaise osciller, plusieurs fois (reported through EMSC)  
Noumea (New Caledonia, 265 km W of epicenter) : Effect during 15 sec (reported through EMSC)  
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